this week is to that chairman, congressman paul ryan. dear congressman ryan, it's me, melissa. look, it is a great thing that you had a hearing on poverty. that you asked whether we've made any progress on the war on poverty in the last several years. i'm glad that you had four experts on poverty programs, including our favorite nun on the bus, sister simone campbell. but you know what would have been a hell of a lot better, if you'd actually have heard from someone who is living in poverty. someone who's working and still struggling to feed and clothe her children and to afford health care. now, here's the kind of thing you may have heard from teana, describing her life on our show in may. >> it's not just depression or stress for an adult, it's very much on the minds of young children every day, and i don't understand how people with sit and sleep knowing that there's a child somewhere, 8 years old, 4 years old, worrying about, is my mom going to eat? >> so, you had the chance to hear her, congressman ryan, but you refused. only allowing representative barbara lee to enter tianna'